How to replace a Cartridge in your Single Lever Kitchen Tap

How to change your Cartridge in a Single Lever Kitchen Tap

How to change your Cartridge in a Single Lever Kitchen Tap

|Just follow the 11 easy steps below to replace cartridge in your Single Lever Kitchen Tap:
Step 1|Make sure to turn OFF the hot and cold water mains as otherwise water will come out of the side of your tap once you access the cartridge.

Step 2|Remove the grub screw to loosen the handle.

Make sure that you use the correct sized allen key, it’s usually a 2mm or 2.5mm size.  Be careful not to lose this grub screw. You could put a cloth underneath to catch it.  Some Single Lever Taps have a coloured indicator on the front (blue / red) which conceals the grub screw. Remove this indicator carefully with something delicate e.g. tip of knife, being careful not to scratch your tap to access grub screw behind.

Step 3|Unscrew the silver dome shape. Turn AntiClockwise to loosen.

Step 4|Use an appropriate sized spanner (or adjustable spanner) to loosen the Brass Nut. Turn AntiClockwise to loosen
Step 4|Example of Brass Nut Teka Fuente Brass Bush 4001R


Step 5|Remove defective cartridge.

Step 6|Before putting in new cartridge check the inside of the tap body and remove any debris that might be there.

Step 7|Replace and tighten brass nut.

Step 8|Replace silver dome.

Step 9|Refit the lever handle.

Step 10|Refit the grub screw.

Step 11|Turn on the water.


I hope the information below will be of some help to you.  If you are in any doubt about replacing a Cartridge in your Single Lever Kitchen Tap – do contact a professional plumber.

Check out the Tips and Tricks in our Kitchen Taps Troubleshooting Guide for other common Kitchen Taps Problems (with solutions).


Here is a detailed listing of the Cartridges that we currently stock (including images and measurements) if you need to replace a Single Lever Tap replacement cartridge

You can purchase Tap Spare Parts here.

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  1. Dinesh Patel May 29, 2020

    How do I replace ceramic disc in ideal standard single lever bath sink mixer tap? Similar to E0067 AA

    • Alice May 29, 2020

      Hi, while we are experts in Kitchen Tap Spare Parts, we do not supply Bathroom Spare Tap Parts so cannot assist you .

  2. Darlene December 11, 2019

    I have a mixer style one handle faucet that leaks from around the base where the extension (it has a coil like look) arm pulls out. Any insight would be helpful on repair.

  3. Richard James November 5, 2017

    To change a Franke fuji tap cartridge with the narrower stalk coming out of the dome ( ) remove the grub screw on the tap handle (not the one on the pillar). The part of the handle that is screwed in at a right angle can stay in place. Then there is a flange covering the dome that is 4cm diameter and 7mm deep. This unscrews from the barrel that inserts into the front of the upright pillar. Once the flange is off the handle comes off but can be a bit sticky; some gentle bangs on the base of the screw in handle in the axis of the stalk may help. Once off the brass screw can be removed to give access to the cartridge

  4. Phil August 8, 2016

    Question: I have a franke belfast pull out nozzle tap which is dripping from behind the lever handle. Is this a cartridge or O ring problem?
    Answer: This would usually indicate a valve or cartridge issue.
    The following Guides will provide you with more information : Kitchen Tap Mixer Tap leaking from handle and also UK Kitchen Taps Troubleshooting Guide for further information / help.
    and you will find all the parts that we stock Franke Belfast Pull Out Nozzle Kitchen Tap Spare Parts


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